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Macroeconomic Statistics

National Accounts Statistics-Advanced Level (NAS-A)

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Session No.: ST 23.05

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Date: February 6-10, 2023 (1 week)

Delivery Method: In-person Training

Primary Language: English

    Target Audience

    Compilers of national accounts statistics employed by agencies responsible for official national accounts statistics. 

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    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics, or statistics; or equivalent experience. 

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    Course Description

    This course, presented by the IMF Statistics Department, covers theoretical and practical aspects in the compilation of national accounts statistics based on the conceptual framework of the System of National Accounts 2008 (2008 SNA). The course consists of lectures covering advanced compilation issues of the 2008 SNA and workshops consisting of practical exercises in compiling the accounts. The main aim of the course is to train participants in the developing and using more advanced compilation techniques to cover topics including supply and use tables, input-output tables, price and volume measures.  The course starts with review of the SNA framework and will discuss how the accounts can be extended to address specific user needs.  The main lectures and workshops include:   

    • Conceptual framework of the SNA
    • Output of specific industries
    • Supply and use and input-output Tables 
    • Price and volume measurement.  

    The course will also address key topics in the update of the 2008 SNA. Emphasis is also placed on sharing country experiences among the participants. 

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to: 

    • Describe the conceptual framework of the SNA
    • Understand the techniques to be used to balance Supply and Use Tables
    • Understand the process of converting SUTs to  Input-Output Tables 
    • Apply specific techniques to derive value added in special cases
    • Explain the price and volume measurement techniques, including chain linking
    • Apply appropriate techniques to estimate volume estimates of value added and GDP by expenditure in constant prices.
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